The construction of a skate park in Powder Springs has the support of at least 161 people.
That's the number of folks who have signed an online petition that says: "Time to unite and get our skate spot in Powder Springs. As you will all agree we have had our trials. Police stopping us and making us move on. No skate parks within walking/skating distance for us to use."
One signer says: "Please build a skate park for the youth in Powder Springs. We cannot skate on the streets, every time we are seen skating, no matter where we are, we are told to stop. There is absolutley nowhere to skate."
"We were East Cobb residents for 13 years and our son was also an avid skateboarder. The lack of a skateboard park in the vicinity of our home necessitated the use of parking lots," another writes.
Currently, skateboards, roller skates and any similar devices are prohibited inside the city limits from roads, sidewalks and any public parking area. As for unincorporated Cobb, there isn't such a law in the county's Code of Ordinances.
In November 2011, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews announced a partnership with the Rob Dyrdek Foundation to design and build a in .
The estimated project cost is $1.2 million, with $750,000 .
Nearby skate parks already built include one at Deer Lick Park in Douglasville and Progressive Skate Park on Marietta Highway in Canton.
At an election forum in October 2011, for one of the future phases of being built along Sailors Parkway across from the at the Silver Comet Trail. It's construction, she said, will depend on impact fees coming into the city.
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